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5:00 am MT Approx. 49 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on Mitt Romney’s address on foreign policy ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on Mitt Romney’s address on foreign policy later in the morning. 
In a phone interview, Washington Post political reporter Felicia Somnez previewed Mitt Romney’s speech and looked at President Obama’s plans for the day and week.
4:59 am MT Approx. 59 min. After Words with Edward Conard ; Edward Conard makes the case that most commonly held beliefs for what caused the 2008 recession ... Edward Conard makes the case that most commonly held beliefs for what caused the 2008 recession are wrong. For example, he argues that predatory lending and Wall Street greed did not cause the collapse of the housing market. He also argues that income inequality and the tax policies of Republican administrations have been beneficial for all Americans. He debated his perspective on the American economy with Michael Ettlinger, the vice president of economic policy for the Center for American Progress. 4:12 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Office of the DCI History Collection Intelligence experts spoke about the history of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), its ... Intelligence experts spoke about the history of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), its relationship with various branches of government, and the progression of intelligence policy over the past few decades. Their remarks were part of a day-long symposium on the history of the CIA and collections held at George Mason University. Following their remarks they responded to questions from the audience.
5:49 am MT Approx. 46 min. LIVE Ohio's Role in the 2012 Presidential Election Jim Heath and Professor Daniel Tokaji talked about Ohio’s role as a ... Jim Heath and Professor Daniel Tokaji talked about Ohio’s role as a “battleground” state in the 2012 presidential election, and they responded to viewer phone calls and electronic communications. They also discussed key Senate and House races and the issues of biggest concern to Ohio voters. They also gave their perspective on how Ohio has voted in previous years, and other topics.
Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
5:59 am MT Approx. 32 min. Communicators with Ajit Pai ; ; Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) newest member, talked about spectrum ... Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) newest member, talked about spectrum incentive auctions, expanding broadband, and finding the right balance of regulation and marketplace competition in the marketplace. 5:31 am MT Approx. 29 min. James Woolsey on the Role of the CIA Director Former CIA Director James Woolsey spoke about the history of the Central Intelligence Agency and ... Former CIA Director James Woolsey spoke about the history of the Central Intelligence Agency and intelligence policy over the past few decades, focusing on the impact the fall of the Soviet Union on the agency and its mission. He responded to questions from the audience.
6:38 am MT Approx. 45 min. LIVE Ohio State Representatives Hottinger and Hagan on the 2012 Election Ohio State Representatives Jay Hottinger (R) and Robert F. Hagan (D) discussed the role their ... Ohio State Representatives Jay Hottinger (R) and Robert F. Hagan (D) discussed the role their state is playing in campaign 2012, the reasons each had for supporting Mitt Romney and President Obama, respectively. They discussed various districts in Ohio, including the ones they represent, and how those districts were likely to vote in November. They also answered questions from viewers and Ohio State University students in the audience.
Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
6:44 am MT Approx. 14 min. Diana Furchtgott-Roth Interview ; Diana Furchtgott-Roth talked about her pamphlet, How Obama’s Gender Policies Undermine ... Diana Furchtgott-Roth talked about her pamphlet, How Obama’s Gender Policies Undermine America, and her book, Women’s Figures: An Illustrated Guide to the Economic Progress of Women in America. She was interviewed while attending FreedomFest, the libertarian conference held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. 6:01 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 53 min. Antietam National Battlefield Tour ; Historians Brooks Simpson and Mark Grimsley lead a group on a day-long tour of Antietam National ... Historians Brooks Simpson and Mark Grimsley lead a group on a day-long tour of Antietam National Battlefield, the 1862 engagement that is considered the bloodiest single day in American history. Visiting key locations at the National Park, including the Cornfield, Sunken Road and Burnside Bridge, the historians use the landscape and demonstrations to show what the battle was like for the armies on the ground.
7:25 am MT Approx. 34 min. LIVE Young Voters and the 2012 Election ; ; Niraj Antani and Kyle Strickland talked about the role young voters were playing in the 2012 ... Niraj Antani and Kyle Strickland talked about the role young voters were playing in the 2012 presidential election, including the main issues of concern to young voters. Topics included their enthusiasm about President Obama and Mitt Romney, voter turnout expectations compared to the 2008 election, among other topics. They also responded to viewer phone calls and electronic communications. 6:59 am MT Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on Are You In a Pickle? Patricia Pickles discussed how to improve the educational system. She showed slides during ... Patricia Pickles discussed how to improve the educational system. She showed slides during her presentation and she responded to questions from members of the audience at University of Texas Club League of Business Leaders Luncheon in Austin. 7:54 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Dwight Pitcaithley on Southern Secession ; Dwight Pitcaithley, former chief historian of the National Park Service, spoke about the ... Dwight Pitcaithley, former chief historian of the National Park Service, spoke about the South’s perceived need to secede from the Union and secession as a constitutional crisis. He responded to questions from members of the audience at Antietam National Battlefield. 
This was part of a National Park Service program to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
8:01 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Lessons from the 2008 Presidential Campaign ; Henry De Sio, chief operating officer for President Obama’a 2008 presidential campaign and ... Henry De Sio, chief operating officer for President Obama’a 2008 presidential campaign and former deputy assistant to President Obama in the White House, spoke at California State University, Northridge. He talked about his experience working the Obama campaign in 2008 and stories that he had from the campaign trail. He talked about the primary battles against Hilary Clinton, vice presidential candidates, criticisms of Obama during the campaign, and turning points in the campaign. He also analyzed leadership, communication, and the use of words in presidential campaigns. Mr. de Sio answered questions from audience members in the University Student Union.
“How Language Will Shape the 2012 Election” was a presentation of the Distinguished Visitors Program presented by the CSUN Linguistics Program and Department of Political Science.
7:42 am MT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Released New books released the week of October 5, 2012. New books released the week of October 5, 2012. 8:56 am MT Approx. 52 min. Keith Snyder on the Battle of Antietam ; Keith Snyder spoke about the Battle of Antietam and the activities at the battlefield ... Keith Snyder spoke about the Battle of Antietam and the activities at the battlefield commemorating the 150th anniversary. Scenes were shown of activities at the battlefield, including a demonstration of live firing a cannon. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including Touts from high school students, as he was interviewed at the Antietam National Battlefield. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
9:14 am MT Approx. 6 min. Felicia Sonmez on Campaign 2012 ; Felicia Somnez previewed Mitt Romney’s foreign policy speech happening later in the morning, ... Felicia Somnez previewed Mitt Romney’s foreign policy speech happening later in the morning, and looked at President Obama’s plans for the day and week. 7:44 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Book Discussion on Framed: America's Fifty-One Constitutions and the Crisis Over Governance Sanford Levinson compares the U.S. Constitution to the constitutions of the 50 states and argues ... Sanford Levinson compares the U.S. Constitution to the constitutions of the 50 states and argues that in many ways the state constitutions are better. Professor Levinson responded to questions from members of the audience at BookPeople in Austin, Texas. 9:48 am MT Approx. 7 min. 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, Views Scenes were shown of activities at Antietam National Battlefield where the National Park Service ... Scenes were shown of activities at Antietam National Battlefield where the National Park Service was commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. A re-enactor showed his personal gear to a visitor. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
9:24 am MT Approx. 35 min. LIVE Mitt Romney Foreign Policy Speech Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave his views on U.S. foreign policy. He ... Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave his views on U.S. foreign policy. He focused on the Middle East, including stopping Iran from creating nuclear weapons and helping the people of Israel, Libya, and Syria. He criticized the Obama administration and said that the president had failed to lead and that “hope is not a strategy.” Topics included the size of the U.S. Navy and the war in Afghanistan. Former Governor Romney spoke to cadets in the Virginia Military Institute’s Hall of Valor. He made several references to VMI graduate George Marshall, the chief of staff of the Army who became secretary of State and of Defense. 8:58 am MT Approx. 1 min. BookTV Fairs and Festivals A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals. 9:56 am MT Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on Too Afraid to Cry: Maryland Civilians in the Antietam Campaign ; Kathleen Ernst talked about her book, Too Afraid to Cry: Maryland Civilians in the Antietam ... Kathleen Ernst talked about her book, Too Afraid to Cry: Maryland Civilians in the Antietam Campaign. She responded to questions from members of the audience. This was part of a National Park Service program to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
10:00 am MT Approx. 17 min. LIVE Open Phones on Romney Speech Telephone lines were open for viewers' reactions to a speech on foreign policy delivered by ... Telephone lines were open for viewers' reactions to a speech on foreign policy delivered by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Virginia Military Institute. 8:59 am MT Approx. 40 min. Book Discussion on A Slave in the White House ; Elizabeth Dowling Taylor talked about her book, A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and ... Elizabeth Dowling Taylor talked about her book, A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons. In her book she recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in 1799 and later a member of the household staff of President Madison. Mr. Jennings gained his freedom in 1847. He was active in community affairs and helping slaves escape, and he authored the first White House memoir. The author talked about her research, especially interviewing his descendants. Ms. Taylor responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was an event in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
10:54 am MT Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views ; Edna Greene Medford talked about the Battle of Antietam and its role in President Lincoln issuing ... Edna Greene Medford talked about the Battle of Antietam and its role in President Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including Touts from high school students. Scenes were shown in the background of activities on the battlefield.
Professor Medford was interviewed at the Antietam National Battlefield where the National Park Service was commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
10:19 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Race and College Admissions Panelists talked about affirmative action, the future of college diversity, and policy ... Panelists talked about affirmative action, the future of college diversity, and policy implications. The panel focused primarily on using class instead of race to achieve diversity in higher education. Mr. Kahlenberg talked about a Century Foundation report looking at affirmative action admission policies in higher education. The report proposes using class as a means to a more diverse university population. Kahlenberg and seemingly all of the panelists to some extent believed that affirmative action based policies in higher education may be taking its last breath. 9:45 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Book Discussion on Working on Mars ; William Clancey talked about the people who control the Mars Exploration Rovers from NASA’s ... William Clancey talked about the people who control the Mars Exploration Rovers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the experiments they conduct. He showed many slides throughout his presentation. Then he was interviewed by Angie Coiro and responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. This event at the Tech Museum in San Jose was held in partnership with the Commonwealth Club of California. 11:49 am MT Approx. 4 min. 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, Views Scenes were shown of activities at Antietam National Battlefield where the National Park Service ... Scenes were shown of activities at Antietam National Battlefield where the National Park Service was commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. A re-enactor portraying the cook for the 6th Wisconsin talked about their campsite. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
11:52 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Veterans' Organizations Legislative Priorities Witnesses testified on the legislative priorities of veterans' service organizations.
Senator ...
Witnesses testified on the legislative priorities of veterans' service organizations.
Senator Lugar introduced James Koutz, the new national commander of the American Legion, who presented the report of a survey done by the American Legion on veteran issues, such as the poor quality of medical care for women veterans, long processing times for veterans' claims, and getting veterans back to work. Verna Jones and Peter Gaytan also responded to questions. Also present, but not speaking, were Ben Governor and Mike Helms.
10:59 am MT Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on The Oath Jeffrey Toobin reports on the relationship between the Obama administration and Chief Justice John ... Jeffrey Toobin reports on the relationship between the Obama administration and Chief Justice John Roberts and the U.S. Supreme Court. The author examines the history of the Court and how recent addition of four justices in the previous five years has affected the Court’s decisions on numerous cases, including its recent ruling on health care. Jeffrey Toobin responded to questions from members of the audience at the Free Library of Philadelphia. 11:54 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Book Discussion on Lincoln and the Triumph of the Nation ; Mark Neely talked about his book, Lincoln and the Triumph of the Nation: Constitutional ... Mark Neely talked about his book, Lincoln and the Triumph of the Nation: Constitutional Conflict in the American Civil War. He talked about the two months before the Battle of Antietam during which President Lincoln was waiting for a Union victory before issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. Professor Neely responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was part of a National Park Service program to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
1:28 pm MT Approx. 42 min. Ohio State Representatives Hottinger and Hagan on the 2012 Election Ohio State Representatives Jay Hottinger (R) and Robert F. Hagan (D) discussed the role their ... Ohio State Representatives Jay Hottinger (R) and Robert F. Hagan (D) discussed the role their state is playing in campaign 2012, the reasons each had for supporting Mitt Romney and President Obama, respectively. They discussed various districts in Ohio, including the ones they represent, and how those districts were likely to vote in November. They also answered questions from viewers and Ohio State University students in the audience.
Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
11:59 am MT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Released New books released the week of October 5, 2012. New books released the week of October 5, 2012. 12:58 pm MT Approx. 26 min. Civil War Photographs and Illustrations ; Helena Zinkham talked about photographs and drawings of the Battle of Antietam. She displayed ... Helena Zinkham talked about photographs and drawings of the Battle of Antietam. She displayed reproductions of several items from the collection of the Library of Congress. Ms. Zinkham responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Ms. Zinkham was interviewed at the Antietam National Battlefield where the National Park Service was commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
Some scenes of activities on the battlefield were shown in the background.
2:13 pm MT Approx. 35 min. Human Rights Campaign's 16th Annual National Dinner ; ; Chad Griffin talked about the future of the movement for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, ... Chad Griffin talked about the future of the movement for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans both for the 2012 elections and beyond. Then featured speaker Newark Mayor Cory Booker discussed both his and President Obama’s support for equality. He talked about what he called the “common ancestry” shared by both the civil rights and gay rights movements.
The Human Rights Campaign 16th Annual National Dinner was held at the Washington Convention Center.
12:01 pm MT Approx. 36 min. Biographies of President Eisenhower Three biographers of President Dwight D. Eisenhower talked about their books. President ... Three biographers of President Dwight D. Eisenhower talked about their books. President Eisenhower’s grandson, David Eisenhower, with his wife Julie Nixon Eisenhower, are the authors of Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969. Jean Edward Smith is the author of Eisenhower in War and Peace. Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Yardley moderated. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was an event in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
1:24 pm MT Approx. 4 min. Maryland Monument of the Battle of Antietam A park ranger talked about the Maryland Monument on the Antietam National Battlefield. The ... A park ranger talked about the Maryland Monument on the Antietam National Battlefield. The monument depicts scenes of the battle in which troops from the state were engaged on both sides of the conflict. The National Park Service was commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
2:51 pm MT Approx. 59 min. Connecticut Senate Debate Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Chris Murphy met in their first debate for the Senate seat ... Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Chris Murphy met in their first debate for the Senate seat replacing retiring Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman. 12:38 pm MT Approx. 44 min. Reflections on President Eisenhower Three biographers of President Dwight D. Eisenhower talked about their books. President ... Three biographers of President Dwight D. Eisenhower talked about their books. President Eisenhower’s grandson, David Eisenhower, with his wife Julie Nixon Eisenhower, are the authors of Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969. Jean Edward Smith is the author of Eisenhower in War and Peace.
They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications as well as to questions from members of the audience in the History and Biography Pavilion. They were interviewed following their presentation at the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
1:29 pm MT Approx. 41 min. James McPherson on the Battle of Antietam ; Historian James McPherson talked about the Battle of Antietam. He responded to telephone ... Historian James McPherson talked about the Battle of Antietam. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including video Touts from high school students. Some scenes of the battlefield were shown in the background.
Professor McPherson was participating in a National Park Service program to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
3:51 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. Public Perceptions of Arabs and Muslims Panelists talked about the findings of a public opinion poll on American attitudes toward Arabs ... Panelists talked about the findings of a public opinion poll on American attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims. The poll was conducted following violent protests in the Arab world that erupted in response to a film denigrating Islam. Topics included changes in the Arab world and Islam itself, American views of Arabs, and Arab views of America. The talk focused primarily on Egypt, Syria and Libya. 1:29 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. After Words with Donald Barlett and James Steele ; ; In their latest book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalism team of Barlett and ... In their latest book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalism team of Barlett and Steele argue that Washington and Wall Street have dismantled the foundations of America’s middle class through a series of actions over several decades. Chief among those destructive actions, they say,was deregulation of various industries and outsourcing of manufacturing jobs. They discussed the plight of the middle class with Juan Williams. 2:10 pm MT Approx. 44 min. Harold Holzer on the Battle of Antietam Harold Holzer spoke about the battle of Antietam, particularly the involvement of President ... Harold Holzer spoke about the battle of Antietam, particularly the involvement of President Lincoln. Topics included his relations with the troops, foreign relations, the Emancipation Proclamation and domestic politics. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including Touts from high school students.
Mr. Holzer participated by video link from New York City in this commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
5:26 pm MT Approx. 32 min. Mitt Romney Foreign Policy Speech Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave his views on U.S. foreign policy. He ... Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave his views on U.S. foreign policy. He focused on the Middle East, including stopping Iran from creating nuclear weapons and helping the people of Israel, Libya, and Syria. He criticized the Obama administration and said that the president had failed to lead and that “hope is not a strategy.” Topics included the size of the U.S. Navy and the war in Afghanistan. Former Governor Romney spoke to cadets in the Virginia Military Institute’s Hall of Valor. He made several references to VMI graduate George Marshall, the chief of staff of the Army who became secretary of State and of Defense. 2:31 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution ; ; In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Justice Clarence Thomas and Yale ... In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Justice Clarence Thomas and Yale Law School Professor Akhil Amar discussed the Constitution’s past, present, and future. The program titled, “The Constitution Turns 225,” was held in the William G. McGowan Theater in the National Archives Building. 2:55 pm MT Approx. 2 hr. 7 min. 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam ; ; James McPherson, Civil War historian, and Edwin Bearss, former National Park Service chief ... James McPherson, Civil War historian, and Edwin Bearss, former National Park Service chief historian, each talked about the Battle of Antietam. After the presentations the authors together took questions from members of the audience. 
This was a key part of a program at a National Park Service program to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
6:00 pm MT Approx. 56 min. LIVE Virginia Senate Debate Former Virginia Governors Tim Kaine (D) and George Allen (R) met in the fourth of a series of ... Former Virginia Governors Tim Kaine (D) and George Allen (R) met in the fourth of a series of debates for the Senate seat being vacated by Senator Jim Webb (D).
The debate was organized by the League of Women Voters of Virginia and AARP Virgina and broadcast live by Richmond PBS affiliate WCVE and CBS affiliate WTVR. The debate took place at the WCVE-TV studio in Midlothian.
Courtesy of WTVR-TV (CBS).
3:59 pm MT Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on The Price of Politics ; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward talked about his book, The Price of ... Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward talked about his book, The Price of Politics. It is an examination of how President Obama and the Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government’s fiscal condition over a three-and-a-half year period. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was an event in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
The program opened with scenes of the festival and scheduling information.
5:02 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 53 min. Antietam National Battlefield Tour ; Historians Brooks Simpson and Mark Grimsley lead a group on a day-long tour of Antietam National ... Historians Brooks Simpson and Mark Grimsley lead a group on a day-long tour of Antietam National Battlefield, the 1862 engagement that is considered the bloodiest single day in American history. Visiting key locations at the National Park, including the Cornfield, Sunken Road and Burnside Bridge, the historians use the landscape and demonstrations to show what the battle was like for the armies on the ground.
6:58 pm MT Approx. 1 min. Vice Presidential Candidates Debate Representative Ferraro, running mate of Democratic candidate Walter Mondale, and Vice President ... Representative Ferraro, running mate of Democratic candidate Walter Mondale, and Vice President Bush, running mate of incumbent President Ronald Reagan, debated a variety of issues including abortion and the U.S. economy. 4:47 pm MT Approx. 13 min. Book Discussion on The Lonely Soldier ; Helen Benedict talked about her book, The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in ... Helen Benedict talked about her book, The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded in the King’s College Room in Columbia University’s Low Library. 6:56 pm MT Approx. 59 min. Dwight Pitcaithley on Southern Secession ; Dwight Pitcaithley, former chief historian of the National Park Service, spoke about the ... Dwight Pitcaithley, former chief historian of the National Park Service, spoke about the South’s perceived need to secede from the Union and secession as a constitutional crisis. He responded to questions from members of the audience at Antietam National Battlefield. 
This was part of a National Park Service program to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
7:00 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. LIVE Montana Senate Debate Representative Denny Rehberg (R) and incumbent Senator Jon Tester (D) met in Montana’s ... Representative Denny Rehberg (R) and incumbent Senator Jon Tester (D) met in Montana’s Senate debate. The debate was moderated by Steve Prosinski and hosted by Montana State University, Billings and The Billings Gazette in the university’s Petro Theatre. It was broadcast statewide on Montana Public Television channels. This debate is courtesy MontanaPBS. 5:01 pm MT Approx. 57 min. After Words with Anton Treuer ; In his book, this expert of Ojibwe history and language answers more than one hundred questions ... In his book, this expert of Ojibwe history and language answers more than one hundred questions about Native Americans, many of which he’s been asked while giving public lecturers in Minnesota. The questions range from thoughtful and funny to what many may consider offensive, but Mr. Treuer answers with frankness, and often from a personal perspective. He discussed the questions and answers with the executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, Jacqueline Pata. 7:56 pm MT Approx. 52 min. Keith Snyder on the Battle of Antietam ; Keith Snyder spoke about the Battle of Antietam and the activities at the battlefield ... Keith Snyder spoke about the Battle of Antietam and the activities at the battlefield commemorating the 150th anniversary. Scenes were shown of activities at the battlefield, including a demonstration of live firing a cannon. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including Touts from high school students, as he was interviewed at the Antietam National Battlefield. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
8:05 pm MT Approx. 31 min. Mitt Romney Foreign Policy Speech Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave his views on U.S. foreign policy. He ... Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave his views on U.S. foreign policy. He focused on the Middle East, including stopping Iran from creating nuclear weapons and helping the people of Israel, Libya, and Syria. He criticized the Obama administration and said that the president had failed to lead and that “hope is not a strategy.” Topics included the size of the U.S. Navy and the war in Afghanistan. Former Governor Romney spoke to cadets in the Virginia Military Institute’s Hall of Valor. He made several references to VMI graduate George Marshall, the chief of staff of the Army who became secretary of State and of Defense. 5:59 pm MT Approx. 32 min. Communicators with Ajit Pai ; ; Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) newest member, talked about spectrum ... Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) newest member, talked about spectrum incentive auctions, expanding broadband, and finding the right balance of regulation and marketplace competition in the marketplace. 8:48 pm MT Approx. 7 min. 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, Views Scenes were shown of activities at Antietam National Battlefield where the National Park Service ... Scenes were shown of activities at Antietam National Battlefield where the National Park Service was commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. A re-enactor showed his personal gear to a visitor. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
8:39 pm MT Approx. 42 min. Ohio State Representatives Hottinger and Hagan on the 2012 Election Ohio State Representatives Jay Hottinger (R) and Robert F. Hagan (D) discussed the role their ... Ohio State Representatives Jay Hottinger (R) and Robert F. Hagan (D) discussed the role their state is playing in campaign 2012, the reasons each had for supporting Mitt Romney and President Obama, respectively. They discussed various districts in Ohio, including the ones they represent, and how those districts were likely to vote in November. They also answered questions from viewers and Ohio State University students in the audience.
Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
6:44 pm MT Approx. 15 min. Diana Furchtgott-Roth Interview ; Diana Furchtgott-Roth talked about her pamphlet, How Obama’s Gender Policies Undermine ... Diana Furchtgott-Roth talked about her pamphlet, How Obama’s Gender Policies Undermine America, and her book, Women’s Figures: An Illustrated Guide to the Economic Progress of Women in America. She was interviewed while attending FreedomFest, the libertarian conference held July 11-14, 2012, in Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. 8:56 pm MT Approx. 58 min. Book Discussion on Too Afraid to Cry: Maryland Civilians in the Antietam Campaign ; Kathleen Ernst talked about her book, Too Afraid to Cry: Maryland Civilians in the Antietam ... Kathleen Ernst talked about her book, Too Afraid to Cry: Maryland Civilians in the Antietam Campaign. She responded to questions from members of the audience. This was part of a National Park Service program to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
9:25 pm MT Approx. 44 min. Ohio's Role in the 2012 Presidential Election Jim Heath and Professor Daniel Tokaji talked about Ohio’s role as a ... Jim Heath and Professor Daniel Tokaji talked about Ohio’s role as a “battleground” state in the 2012 presidential election, and they responded to viewer phone calls and electronic communications. They also discussed key Senate and House races and the issues of biggest concern to Ohio voters. They also gave their perspective on how Ohio has voted in previous years, and other topics.
Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
6:59 pm MT Approx. 42 min. Book Discussion on Are You In a Pickle? Patricia Pickles discussed how to improve the educational system. She showed slides during ... Patricia Pickles discussed how to improve the educational system. She showed slides during her presentation and she responded to questions from members of the audience at University of Texas Club League of Business Leaders Luncheon in Austin. 9:54 pm MT Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views ; Edna Greene Medford talked about the Battle of Antietam and its role in President Lincoln issuing ... Edna Greene Medford talked about the Battle of Antietam and its role in President Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including Touts from high school students. Scenes were shown in the background of activities on the battlefield.
Professor Medford was interviewed at the Antietam National Battlefield where the National Park Service was commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
10:12 pm MT Approx. 55 min. Virginia Senate Debate Former Virginia Governors Tim Kaine (D) and George Allen (R) met in the fourth of a series of ... Former Virginia Governors Tim Kaine (D) and George Allen (R) met in the fourth of a series of debates for the Senate seat being vacated by Senator Jim Webb (D).
The debate was organized by the League of Women Voters of Virginia and AARP Virgina and broadcast live by Richmond PBS affiliate WCVE and CBS affiliate WTVR. The debate took place at the WCVE-TV studio in Midlothian.
Courtesy of WTVR-TV (CBS).
7:42 pm MT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Released New books released the week of October 5, 2012. New books released the week of October 5, 2012. 10:49 pm MT Approx. 4 min. 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, Views Scenes were shown of activities at Antietam National Battlefield where the National Park Service ... Scenes were shown of activities at Antietam National Battlefield where the National Park Service was commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. A re-enactor portraying the cook for the 6th Wisconsin talked about their campsite. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
11:10 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Montana Senate Debate Representative Denny Rehberg (R) and incumbent Senator Jon Tester (D) met in Montana’s ... Representative Denny Rehberg (R) and incumbent Senator Jon Tester (D) met in Montana’s Senate debate. The debate was moderated by Steve Prosinski and hosted by Montana State University, Billings and The Billings Gazette in the university’s Petro Theatre. It was broadcast statewide on Montana Public Television channels. This debate is courtesy MontanaPBS. 7:44 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Book Discussion on Framed: America's Fifty-One Constitutions and the Crisis Over Governance Sanford Levinson compares the U.S. Constitution to the constitutions of the 50 states and argues ... Sanford Levinson compares the U.S. Constitution to the constitutions of the 50 states and argues that in many ways the state constitutions are better. Professor Levinson responded to questions from members of the audience at BookPeople in Austin, Texas. 10:54 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Book Discussion on Lincoln and the Triumph of the Nation ; Mark Neely talked about his book, Lincoln and the Triumph of the Nation: Constitutional ... Mark Neely talked about his book, Lincoln and the Triumph of the Nation: Constitutional Conflict in the American Civil War. He talked about the two months before the Battle of Antietam during which President Lincoln was waiting for a Union victory before issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. Professor Neely responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was part of a National Park Service program to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
12:13 am MT Approx. 43 min. Counterfeit Prescription Drugs ; ; Scott Williams and Tim Mackey presented their research on counterfeit drugs. Scott Williams and Tim Mackey presented their research on counterfeit drugs. 8:58 pm MT Approx. 1 min. BookTV Fairs and Festivals A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals. A list of upcoming book fairs and festivals. 11:58 pm MT Approx. 26 min. Civil War Photographs and Illustrations ; Helena Zinkham talked about photographs and drawings of the Battle of Antietam. She displayed ... Helena Zinkham talked about photographs and drawings of the Battle of Antietam. She displayed reproductions of several items from the collection of the Library of Congress. Ms. Zinkham responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Ms. Zinkham was interviewed at the Antietam National Battlefield where the National Park Service was commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
Some scenes of activities on the battlefield were shown in the background.
12:59 am MT Approx. 3 min. Vice Presidential Candidates Debate Senators Dan Quayle (R) and Llyod Bentsen (D) met in the 1988 Vice Presidential debate from Omaha, ... Senators Dan Quayle (R) and Llyod Bentsen (D) met in the 1988 Vice Presidential debate from Omaha, Nebraska. The debate is moderated by PBS’s Judy Woodruff. 8:59 pm MT Approx. 40 min. Book Discussion on A Slave in the White House ; Elizabeth Dowling Taylor talked about her book, A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and ... Elizabeth Dowling Taylor talked about her book, A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons. In her book she recounts the life of Paul Jennings, born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in 1799 and later a member of the household staff of President Madison. Mr. Jennings gained his freedom in 1847. He was active in community affairs and helping slaves escape, and he authored the first White House memoir. The author talked about her research, especially interviewing his descendants. Ms. Taylor responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was an event in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
12:24 am MT Approx. 4 min. Maryland Monument of the Battle of Antietam A park ranger talked about the Maryland Monument on the Antietam National Battlefield. The ... A park ranger talked about the Maryland Monument on the Antietam National Battlefield. The monument depicts scenes of the battle in which troops from the state were engaged on both sides of the conflict. The National Park Service was commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
1:20 am MT Approx. 49 min. Religion Freedom and the First Amendment Panelists discussed the issue of religious liberty and First Amendment conflicts. Topics ... Panelists discussed the issue of religious liberty and First Amendment conflicts. Topics included religion in schools, same-sex marriage, the problems of religious minorities, and the Obama Administration’s contraception rule as part of the health care law. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Ms. Boorstein moderated.
The panel “Whose First Amendment?” was part of the 2012 annual conference of the Religion Newswriters Association, held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland.
Due to technical difficulties, seven minutes are missing from the program.
9:45 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Book Discussion on Working on Mars ; William Clancey talked about the people who control the Mars Exploration Rovers from NASA’s ... William Clancey talked about the people who control the Mars Exploration Rovers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the experiments they conduct. He showed many slides throughout his presentation. Then he was interviewed by Angie Coiro and responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. This event at the Tech Museum in San Jose was held in partnership with the Commonwealth Club of California. 12:29 am MT Approx. 41 min. James McPherson on the Battle of Antietam ; Historian James McPherson talked about the Battle of Antietam. He responded to telephone ... Historian James McPherson talked about the Battle of Antietam. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including video Touts from high school students. Some scenes of the battlefield were shown in the background.
Professor McPherson was participating in a National Park Service program to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
2:12 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Public Perceptions of Arabs and Muslims Panelists talked about the findings of a public opinion poll on American attitudes toward Arabs ... Panelists talked about the findings of a public opinion poll on American attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims. The poll was conducted following violent protests in the Arab world that erupted in response to a film denigrating Islam. Topics included changes in the Arab world and Islam itself, American views of Arabs, and Arab views of America. The talk focused primarily on Egypt, Syria and Libya. 10:59 pm MT Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on The Oath Jeffrey Toobin reports on the relationship between the Obama administration and Chief Justice John ... Jeffrey Toobin reports on the relationship between the Obama administration and Chief Justice John Roberts and the U.S. Supreme Court. The author examines the history of the Court and how recent addition of four justices in the previous five years has affected the Court’s decisions on numerous cases, including its recent ruling on health care. Jeffrey Toobin responded to questions from members of the audience at the Free Library of Philadelphia. 1:10 am MT Approx. 44 min. Harold Holzer on the Battle of Antietam Harold Holzer spoke about the battle of Antietam, particularly the involvement of President ... Harold Holzer spoke about the battle of Antietam, particularly the involvement of President Lincoln. Topics included his relations with the troops, foreign relations, the Emancipation Proclamation and domestic politics. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including Touts from high school students.
Mr. Holzer participated by video link from New York City in this commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
3:47 am MT Approx. 35 min. Human Rights Campaign's 16th Annual National Dinner ; ; Chad Griffin talked about the future of the movement for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, ... Chad Griffin talked about the future of the movement for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans both for the 2012 elections and beyond. Then featured speaker Newark Mayor Cory Booker discussed both his and President Obama’s support for equality. He talked about what he called the “common ancestry” shared by both the civil rights and gay rights movements.
The Human Rights Campaign 16th Annual National Dinner was held at the Washington Convention Center.
11:58 pm MT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Released New books released the week of October 5, 2012. New books released the week of October 5, 2012. 1:56 am MT Approx. 2 hr. 3 min. 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam ; ; James McPherson, Civil War historian, and Edwin Bearss, former National Park Service chief ... James McPherson, Civil War historian, and Edwin Bearss, former National Park Service chief historian, each talked about the Battle of Antietam. After the presentations the authors together took questions from members of the audience. 
This was a key part of a program at a National Park Service program to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later.
4:25 am MT Approx. 31 min. Mitt Romney Foreign Policy Speech Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave his views on U.S. foreign policy. He ... Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave his views on U.S. foreign policy. He focused on the Middle East, including stopping Iran from creating nuclear weapons and helping the people of Israel, Libya, and Syria. He criticized the Obama administration and said that the president had failed to lead and that “hope is not a strategy.” Topics included the size of the U.S. Navy and the war in Afghanistan. Former Governor Romney spoke to cadets in the Virginia Military Institute’s Hall of Valor. He made several references to VMI graduate George Marshall, the chief of staff of the Army who became secretary of State and of Defense. 12:01 am MT Approx. 36 min. Biographies of President Eisenhower Three biographers of President Dwight D. Eisenhower talked about their books. President ... Three biographers of President Dwight D. Eisenhower talked about their books. President Eisenhower’s grandson, David Eisenhower, with his wife Julie Nixon Eisenhower, are the authors of Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969. Jean Edward Smith is the author of Eisenhower in War and Peace. Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Yardley moderated. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was an event in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
4:00 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 53 min. Antietam National Battlefield Tour ; Historians Brooks Simpson and Mark Grimsley lead a group on a day-long tour of Antietam National ... Historians Brooks Simpson and Mark Grimsley lead a group on a day-long tour of Antietam National Battlefield, the 1862 engagement that is considered the bloodiest single day in American history. Visiting key locations at the National Park, including the Cornfield, Sunken Road and Burnside Bridge, the historians use the landscape and demonstrations to show what the battle was like for the armies on the ground.
12:38 am MT Approx. 44 min. Reflections on President Eisenhower Three biographers of President Dwight D. Eisenhower talked about their books. President ... Three biographers of President Dwight D. Eisenhower talked about their books. President Eisenhower’s grandson, David Eisenhower, with his wife Julie Nixon Eisenhower, are the authors of Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969. Jean Edward Smith is the author of Eisenhower in War and Peace.
They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications as well as to questions from members of the audience in the History and Biography Pavilion. They were interviewed following their presentation at the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
1:29 am MT Approx. 1 hr. After Words with Donald Barlett and James Steele ; ; In their latest book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalism team of Barlett and ... In their latest book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalism team of Barlett and Steele argue that Washington and Wall Street have dismantled the foundations of America’s middle class through a series of actions over several decades. Chief among those destructive actions, they say,was deregulation of various industries and outsourcing of manufacturing jobs. They discussed the plight of the middle class with Juan Williams.
2:31 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution ; ; In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Justice Clarence Thomas and Yale ... In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Justice Clarence Thomas and Yale Law School Professor Akhil Amar discussed the Constitution’s past, present, and future. The program titled, “The Constitution Turns 225,” was held in the William G. McGowan Theater in the National Archives Building.
3:59 am MT Approx. 44 min. Book Discussion on The Price of Politics ; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward talked about his book, The Price of ... Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward talked about his book, The Price of Politics. It is an examination of how President Obama and the Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government’s fiscal condition over a three-and-a-half year period. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was an event in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
The program opened with scenes of the festival and scheduling information.